Contact Us National Karate - Academy of Martial Arts


2711 Commerce Drive NW,
Suite 600
Rochester, MN 55901
United States
Owner: Mr. Bruce Nelson
Director: Mr. Bruce Nelson
Instructors: Mr. Helson Emmanuelli, Ms. Abby Hall, Ms. Tricia Brantner, Ms. Alina Hyder, Mr. Chad King and Ms. Nadia Wood
About Rochester National Karate

Since 1973, the National Karate Academy has been dedicated to helping men, women and children discover the benefits of martial arts training.

Physical strength, flexibility and weight control are developed through high repetition natural body exercises.

Mental confidence is achieved from time-tested & effective self-defense skill.

NK training teaches respect, self-discipline and perseverance.

NK’s black belt professional instructors are highly trained and dedicated to help all students achieve their life goals.

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About Mr. Bruce Nelson

Mr. Bruce Nelson started martial arts training in 1980. He joined the National Karate team in 1986 under the direction of Mr. John Worley, Mr. Mark Schindler and Mr. Scott Masterton.


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If you or your child accidentally grabbed black size 3 Nike slides yesterday (8/17) at the 1120am class, can you please bring them back to the school to claim your pair? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Rochester National Karate

Rochester National Karate is extremely proud of 7 students who were promoted at the NK Black Belt exam on Saturday.

🥋1st Degree:
* D. Ajouri
* S. Brantner
* G. Owen

🥋2nd Degree:
** R. Casper
** R. Gurung
** A. Odeyinka
** L. Schultz

Also, our Senior Director, Mr. Bruce Nelson, was awarded his 7th Degree black belt as well.

Congratuations everyone! This is a GREAT accomplishment!!
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Ms. Wood nails the bottle cap challenge! 🤩

#reallifeninja #bottlecapchallenge
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Don’t forget! 🇺🇸We’re closed July 4, 5, and 6 for the 4th of July! 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

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🇺🇸 Level 2 & 3 make up classes available:

Level 2 kids can come to the 5:40 class tomorrow (Wednesday 7/3).

Level 3 can come to the 5:10 class today (7/2) and the 5:40 class tomorrow (Wednesday 7/3)
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*2 week trial is a one-time offer for new students only. Uniform purchase required.